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How festive! This Christmas cupcake recipe is adorned with a frosted ice cream cone that looks just like an evergreen. Kids and adults alike will enjoy these single-serving Christmas desserts.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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O Tannenbaum Cupcakes

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  • In a large bowl mix Creamy White Frosting and powdered sugar. Spread a layer of frosting on each Pine Cupcake.

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  • Place an ice cream cone upside down on each cupcake.** Tint remaining frosting forest green with green and brown food coloring. Place green frosting in a large pastry bag fitted with a small open star tip. Starting at the bottom of the cones, pipe short bursts of frosting onto the cones to cover completely.

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  • Sprinkle edible glitter around rims of cupcakes. Decorate cones with pear candies and, if desired, thyme leaves. Makes 12 cupcake trees.

*Test Kitchen Tip:

If you choose to use fresh thyme on your Christmas trees, you will probably want to remove the herb before eating the Christmas tree cone.

**Test Kitchen Tip:

If you prefer not to pipe frosting, use only 3 cups Creamy White Frosting or canned frosting. Frost cupcakes as directed in step 1. For step 2, tint the remaining frosting forest green with green and brown food coloring. Place green frosting in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on 100 percent power (high) until smooth and melted but still a little thick. Holding each ice cream cone upside down over bowl, spoon melted frosting over outside of cone to coat completely, allowing excess to drip into bowl. Place coated cones, pointed sides up, on a wire rack set over waxed paper. Let stand until set. Place cones on top of cupcakes. Continue as directed in step 3.

Nutrition Facts (O Tannenbaum Cupcakes)

524 calories; total fat 22g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 5g; monounsaturated fat 8g; cholesterol 27mg; sodium 190mg; potassium 23mg; carbohydrates 80g; fiber 1g; sugar 66g; protein 2g; trans fatty acid 2g; vitamin aIU; vitamin cmg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 32mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.

Creamy White Frosting

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat shortening, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar. Gradually add milk until frosting reaches a spreading consistency. Makes about 3 cups.

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Nutrition Facts (Creamy White Frosting)

298 calories; total fat 16g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterolmg; sodium 2mg; carbohydrates 38g; fiberg; proteing; trans fatty acid 2g.

Pine Cupcakes

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour twenty-four 2 1/2-inch muffin cups or line with paper bake cups. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, except stir in rosemary. Fill muffin cups and bake according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.

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Reviews

58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5